Christie Says Trump’s ‘Ego Will Not Permit Him’ From Skipping Debates

  • Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie was skeptical Sunday about President Trump suggesting he’ll skip the 2024 Republican presidential primaries.
  • Christie, who has had and on-and-off relationship with Trump, made the comment after the former president recently doubled down on suggestions he didn’t need to participate in the debates because he’s so far ahead in polls.
  • “His ego will not permit him not to be on that stage,” Christie, who is possible 2024 contender, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I can tell you this from being the guy who prepped him for debates in ‘16 and in ‘20, he believes he will win every debate he’s in and that [the] ego part of him will prevent him from skipping.”
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